Steamed Clams in Lemon-Garlic Broth
 

Steamed Clams in Lemon-Garlic Broth

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Ingredients:

2 dozen fresh Littleneck clams
2 cups water
8 Bigelow® I Love Lemon Herb Tea Bags
½ cup fresh parsley, chopped (stems reserved)
2 small cloves garlic, chopped

Yield: Serves 4 as an appetizer

Instructions:

Bigelow® I Love LemonTM Herbal Tea is a wonderful, healthy steaming liquid for Littleneck clams. When embellished with garlic and fresh parsley,it also becomes a flavorful broth you'll want to soak up with some good crusty bread!

Place the clams in a large bowl of cold, salted water for 30 minutes to remove any sand. Drain and rinse, gently brushing clam shells to remove any grit.

In a large, covered pot, heat water to almost a boil. Add tea bags and allow to steep for 3-5 minutes. Thoroughly squeeze tea bags into pot and discard bags.

Add the parsley stems into pot with tea. Add garlic to pot and bring to a boil.

Add clams, in their shells, cover and continue to boil, allowing the clams to steam open. Once they are opened (approximately 3 minutes), use a large, slotted spoon to remove them and place in a bowl. Discard any clams which do not open.

Using a mesh colander, strain the steaming liquid into the bowl with the clams.

Chop parsley leaves, and toss over the clams.

Serve immediately with crusty bread for dipping.

 

Nutritional Information:

Per Serving: 6 clams (suggested serving size)

Nutritional Information Per Serving Percent of Daily Value
Calories 71
4%
 Protein  11 grams 23%
 Carbohydrate  3 grams 1%
 Total Fat  0.9 grams 1%
 Alcohol  0 grams
 Cholesterol  30 milligrams 10%
 Saturated Fat  0.1 grams 0%
 Monounsaturated Fat  0.09 grams
 Polyunsaturated Fat  0.3 grams
 Trans Fatty Acid  0 grams
 Total Dietary Fiber  0.3 grams 1%
 Total Sugar  0.08 grams
 Percentage of Calories 
 Protein  67%
 Carbohydrate  21%
 Total Fat  12%
 Alcohol  0%
 Vitamins & Mineral 
 Sodium  54 milligrams 2%
 Potassium  305 milligrams 9%
 Vitamin A   134 Retinol Equivalent 18%
 Vitamin C  20 milligrams 33%
 Calcium  56 milligrams 6%
 Iron  12 milligrams 64%
 Vitamin D (ug)  0 micrograms 0%
 Thiamin  0.09 micrograms 6%
 Riboflavin  0.2 milligrams 11%
 Niacin  1 milligrams 7%
 Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)  0.08 milligrams 4%
 Folic Acid  23 milligrams 6%
 Cobalamin (Vitamin B12)  39 micrograms 645%
Nutritional Recipe Features
Low in Sodium
Sugar Free
Gluten-free
Good Source of Potassium
Dairy Free
Low in Fat

 

Steamed Clams in Lemon-Garlic Broth
 

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